Product Engineer

Do you enjoy building great products? Are you motivated by exceeding customer expectations? Would you like to help solve real-world marketing problems at scale?

We offer a unique opportunity in Wellington, working with a small team at a huge scale. We build marketing software that empowers brands to create cool experiences for their users. Come help us build a new product providing insights for our clients, conveying their customer’s stories and experiences.


Your experience with a brand, whether in your inbox, browser, or on your phone should be just as warm and friendly as that with the person who runs your local store. Our vision is to personalise the experience a user has with a client’s brand, so this experience is always valuable.

Sailthru is a global tech company with around 200 employees, currently scaling-up thanks to customer success and growth. Our HQ is in New York, and we have offices in LA, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, London, and Wellington. Our Wellington team is currently 14 people, with plans to grow to around 22.

We welcome all identities, backgrounds, and experiences. We know that diversity is an important component of success, especially when building software for users from many backgrounds.

What are we looking for?

We want you to be part of an autonomous team of 4-6 people building a new product that reports and visualises key data and insights for our entire marketing platform (across email, mobile, and on-site channels). We have a varied customer base, with multiple brands and different industries.

The new product team will include; a Product Lead, a Technical Lead, and two Product Engineers. The following statements should resonate well with you.

You are able to execute well as an engineer, with a pragmatic focus on the right balance of investment required to deliver a product. A good product engineer can adapt to different styles of execution necessary in different stages of product development. This can mean building intentionally scrappy code to iterate quickly, or building sustainable systems to support a stable product for years to come.

You have a strong interest in thinking about product, and a deep understanding of the product. This includes genuine empathy for users of the product, but also an understanding of how a product works or should work as part of a complex system.

You communicate well and have an ability to work cross-functionally, with other talented functions within our business such as designers, product managers, data scientists, customer agents, and marketers.

You are aware of and understand, all the technical considerations required to build great products. As an example, product engineers should understand the cost, performance, scalability, security, and other best practices that their products should adhere to, as well as the resources they have available to fulfil them. Similarly, product engineers should be alert to technical opportunities that can improve the product, such as the usage of machine learning.

You can estimate and prioritise effectively. When faced with multiple ways to approach a problem, a product engineer's ability to accurately estimate the engineering required for each option goes a long way to allow the team to prioritise building the right things.

You work well in a low-ego, collaborative environment. By low-ego we mean everyone is open to input and feedback from anyone, regardless of seniority and that we treat each other with respect. We conduct blameless incident reviews and back each other to continuously improve.

You have experience with languages and frameworks like Java, Ruby, and ReactJS. If you have experience in a comparable stack that is just as good.

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